THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- Researchers say an experimental stroke drug prevented blood clots without the typical side effect of blood thinners: increased bleeding risk.
Bleeding is a common and potentially dangerous side effect of current anti-clotting drugs used to treat stroke patients. But the new findings suggest that the antiplatelet drug, called ACT017, may be a safe and effective alternative to current therapies used in stroke patients.
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- British researchers have pinpointed which factors put knee replacement patients at high risk for severe infection and repeat surgery.
"This information provides me with the strong evidence I need to discuss the risk of infection with my patients undergoing knee replacement and helps us identify strategies to minimize that risk," said study co-author Dr. Michael Whitehouse. He's a consultant in trauma and orthopedic surgery at the University of Bristol Medical School.
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- Making a will is essential so that the court system isn't deciding who will inherit your possessions or serve as guardians for young children if something happens to you. But don't think of your will as static. It should evolve as your life does.
Legal experts suggest reviewing it yearly and updating as needed to reflect big personal changes like having another child, buying property or ending a relationship with someone named in your will.
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- You might be surprised to learn that food allergies can start in adulthood and involve a food you've eaten without a problem for your entire life.
For adults as well as kids, the top -- but not the only -- food culprits are eggs, milk, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish, wheat and soy, according to the American College of Allergy, Asthma and Immunology.
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- The human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccine is largely responsible for a decline in precancerous cervical lesions among young women in the United States, a new government report shows.
The number of these precancerous lesions detected during screening went down from an estimated 216,000 cases in 2008 to 196,000 cases in 2016, researchers from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found.
THURSDAY, April 18, 2019 -- The types of sexual experiences girls have on the internet can help predict the kinds of risk they face offline, including HIV infections, physically violent relationships and sexual assault, new research suggests.
"Girls are under immense pressure to prove themselves to be sexually 'hot' or attractive online," said the study's lead author, Megan Maas. She is an assistant professor of human development and family studies at Michigan State University in East Lansing.